cão

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cão

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese can, from Latin canis, canem, from Proto-Italic *kō (accusative *kwanem), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (accusative *ḱwónm̥). Compare Galician can, Spanish can, Catalan ca, French chien, Italian cane, Romanian câine and Aromanian cãne.

Noun[edit]

cão m (plural cães, feminine cadela, feminine plural cadelas)

  1. dog
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese cão, from Latin canus ‎(gray), from Proto-Indo-European *kas-.

Adjective[edit]

cão ‎(feminine singular , masculine plural cãos, feminine plural cãs, comparable)

  1. white-haired

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